Libraries and Archive: Ancient Freemen of Dublin


This on-line listing of early Dublin freemen is a Dublin City Council project, under the overall direction of Dublin City Librarian, Margaret Hayes, and Dublin City Archivist, Dr. Mary Clark.

The project was researched and developed by genealogist John Grenham for on-line publication by Dublin City Library & Archive in 2011.

If you have a query, or can provide additional information, please contact us.

  • What was the Ancient Freedom of Dublin?
  • Is the Ancient Freedom of Dublin the same as the modern Honorary Freedom?
  • What are the records in this database?
  • How did someone become a freeman?
  • Which religion did Dublin Freemen belong to?
  • What original records are these lists based on?
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  • What about later years?